[i]“On a diet of 2,000 calories a day, which is average for a man,” Cross said, “the lowest category of red meat was equal to three thin slices of ham or less, per day, and the highest category was approximately equivalent to 10 thin slices of ham, or a quarter-pounder or a small steak or pork chop a day.”
As expected, Cross found more cases of colon cancer among the big meat eaters. But she also found about the same increase in lung cancer with big meat eaters, as well as increases in cancers of the esophagus and liver. Among men, there was an increase in pancreatic cancer.
Researchers speculate that cancer results from several chemical compounds that are found in the meat itself. But they also believe some of the compounds develop during the process of cooking.
“Compounds that are formed during high-temperature cooking techniques have been shown to damage DNA in animal and in vitro studies,” Cross said.[/i]
Sorry about the links this is one of my first times posting and I couldn’t figure it out so you’ll have to copy + paste them.
The NPR article: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17122667&ft=1&f=1001
The Study it was written about:
As someone who consumes an average of 2 pounds of red meat a day this kind of worries me. What does everyone think? Maybe substitute some chicken for a portion of the red meat?